With Eric's article about the lack of a need for 13 pitchers, it would probably be nice to see exactly how our pitchers have been used lately. If you are interested here's a chart showing how the pitching staff has been used (including pitch counts) over the past two weeks after the jump.
|5/21 No Game||5/22 vs. Angels||5/23 vs. Angels||5/24 vs. Angels||5/25 vs. Rockies||5/26 vs. Rockies||5/27 vs. Rockies||5/28 vs. Cubs||5/29 vs. Cubs||5/30 vs. Cubs||5/31 vs. Cubs||6/1 vs. D-Backs||6/2 vs. D-Backs||6/3 vs. D-Backs|
It looks to me like the Dodgers would be just fine with only 7 relievers. No one really looks overworked over the past two weeks, although Ramon Troncoso and Ronald Belisario have both been worked pretty hard. Troncoso, Belisario, and Brent Leach lead the Dodgers with 6 appearances over the last two weeks. The Dodgers have had 39 relief appearances over the last 13 games for an average of 3 relief appearances per game.